Critical Analysis of International Social Work Practice

University Transfer Course 13-3-0

39 hours

This course is designed to examine international social work practice from local, Indigenous, and global perspectives. Building on an overview of the historical development of international social welfare, students will explore the cultural, economic, environmental, health, political, and social impacts of neo-liberal globalization. As part of this analysis, students will consider how the discipline and profession of social work is immersed within the confluence of competing political agendas and multiple conceptions of “social justice.” Students will be invited to consider how to connect social work practice to larger social movements. Emphasis will be placed on the development of strategies for supporting the use of Indigenous, local, and regional knowledge to address the impacts of global colonization.